Affirming the Faith

The world is spinning very quickly. People are moving and doing. I am in the middle – the middle of living, the middle of the sea. I’ll take courage because I am not alone. Christ goes before me. The shore is just ahead. The winds won’t always whip the waves while I row. “Take courage ...

Your Name Is Sweet

When was the last time you heard someone call your name, beckoning you for sincere connection?  I don’t mean a flight of fancy meet up or a quick chat.  I mean a call to close bonds and presence.  To be called by name is a sweet gift.  Perhaps we take the calling of our names ...

A Daughter and Adoption

Creating art in various forms cannot always be clearly defined or restrained. We can create art with our words, images, colors, brushes, and even music. I like to use all of these forms. Each one allows me to use my voice differently. Today isn’t so much about the words as it is about contemplating the ...

What Beloved Means

Today couldn’t be a more perfect day to write about what beloved means. It’s been a birthday celebration day.  When we celebrate life, it is a remembrance of our worth and value.  When others celebrate our lives, it is a song of assurance reminding us just how much our lives matter.  For this time’s 31 ...